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Random woman offered me a job in a store? Scam?
I was in Target with my husband on Friday night. We were in the make up section just looking around and I saw a woman a few feet away from me. She kept looking at me and I just ignored it and kept looking at products. I walked passed her to look at some more products and noticed a little bit later that she turned around and looked at me again then kept looking at products. She also looked at my husband a little bit. She then walked up to me and my husband. She asked if I lived in that town. I said I lived in the next town next to it. She asked how long I lived in that town. I told her around 7 years. She asked where I lived before that. I told her Ceres and she said she was also from Ceres. She asked if I knew anybody who was looking for job opportunities or something like that. I said no. Then she asked if I was familiar with the Modesto area. I said yes. She talked about me going to her office for an appointment. She asked what did I do for work. I said nothing. Then asked if I was "open minded". I said sure. So then she asked for my contact info and said she would call me to set up an appointment. She did call me, the next day on Saturday around 12:00 pm and left a message. I did not call back and now (Monday) she just called again at around 7:00 pm. I did not talk to her. She then sent a text message afterward saying "Hi I spoke to you about working with our company. I was calling to make sure you are interested. If not let me know, I do not want to take up your time. Thanks :-)"
I am just wondering if this is a scam? I have never heard of anybody who is looking for workers randomly pick people out of a store. Also, she seems kind of desperate to contact me. Could she be wanting to get my information (SSN, etc.) to steal my identity. Or possibly want me to sell illegal products for her or something? I just don't get why she wouldn't take applications and let people who want a job come to her like every other business? Also, she did not tell me what company or what type of job she did? I am just a little suspicious of the situation.
Okay, here's the clues you need to pay attention to.
You told her where you were from - and she said, oh I'm from there too. Hmm
She asked if you were open-minded - that can mean nudity, sexual bondage, pornography, human trafficking, drugs
Did she give you a business card?
Did she tell you where the company is?
Did she tell you what kind of business it was?
Run away from this. DO NOT give her any kind of information. You were suspicious, trust yourself AND TRUST YOUR INTUITION.
Personally I think it's a scam and you should stick to your gut and not get involvedby Kevin - 11 months ago
Could be a scam, could be just a sales gig - sales people can be pretty direct and blunt in getting contacts. Feel free to ask more questions if you'd like, but don't commit to anything you're uncomfortable with and certainly don't give out ID theft information like SSN.by ? - 11 months ago
she is trying to bring you into MLM; unethical and in most cases, illegal.
when someone does not state right away what their pitch is, it is MLM
ignore her and the offer.
Most companies do not do this, the only exception may be a modeling agency or a film studio looking for specific 'extras' for a project, but they would not hound you.
If she didn't even say what kind of work it was, just ignore her.
There are scam busting sites with online lists of the names scammers use, their fake job offes, their email addresses, stock copy/paste emails, paid-for-in-cash cell phone numbers, stolen pictures and fake websites they use. You could start your search and post/ask at such sites.
Whenever suspicious or just plain curious, google everything, website addresses, names used, companies mentioned, phone numbers given, all email addresses, even partial sentences from the emails as you might be unpleasantly surprised at what you find already posted online. You can also post/ask here and every scam-warner-anti-fraud-busting site you can find before taking a chance and losing money to a scammer.
Source(s)by Buffy Staffordshire - 11 months ago